Art Students on the Hunt for Vacant Premises to Establish New Studios

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Two art students at the University of Worcester have set about a search for premises in the City to establish new studios.

Stuart Layton and Brian Cook say there is very little, if any, space for emerging artists to use as workshops and are putting out a call to all property owners who think they may be able to offer a suitable venue.

Both are completing the third year of a Fine Art degree at the University.

“There is currently no studio space in the City where emerging artists like us can work, but we believe there is a real need,” said Stuart. “Worcester has a fantastic arts culture but without the space for artists to be creative, the City is losing many of its artists to bigger towns and cities.”

The students are looking for premises in the City big enough to create at least four work spaces and are willing to pay a reasonable rate of rent.

“We hope to be able to create a vibrant studio where artists can come and be creative,” Brian said. “We would also potentially like to offer space for graduates from the University to retain that link.

“The premises needs plenty of natural light and be relatively spacious. Other than that, we are open to look at any offers of a property.”

Anyone with a suitable property should email Stuart at